Day 2 of quitting smoking.....

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    BuddhaNet Audio: Buddhist Meditation

    Download Progressive Relaxation and/or Calming the Body with the Breath. These are mp3 files and are free.

    They are simple relaxation scripts that help free your mind of cravings. Each one takes fifteen minutes. Once you learn the relaxation response, you can do it for one or two breaths and get benefit.

    You often see it on the baseball field. Also, used by good marksmen. Helpful for mental stress or anxiety if used for 10 or 15 minutes each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutumbo View Post
    i dont know if it will help but when i stopped i started chewing toothpicks to keep myself busy, with the oral fixation that comes with smoking. worth a shot.
    I also started chewing to stop smoking -- it it was mainly Copenhagen. That was 25 years ago. That was a more difficult habit to kick than smoking.

    I have been off of chewing/dipping for three months now, and it is just now becoming somewhat normal.

    Some may wonder how I did it. It was with encouragement from the VA hospital. They recommended Bupropion which frequently is used for depression. I said that I would not take anything that might contaminate my medical records. I was assured that its alternate use was to curb smoking and that my records would be so noted. Actually is is stated "To curb tobacco usage." It has worked so far, and I am no longer taking it. I swear that it did nothing and that it was my shear will power that made me stop. Who knows, I never quit before after numerous attempts.
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    They say that nicotine helps the body metabolize caffeine twice as fast. Which means that when you stop smoking, you should cut your caffeine intake by half. Drink extra water. Say to yourself, "I choose to breathe fresh air." In the end, tell yourself, "This is what I want." Quit six years ago after many years of pack a day. Still think about it sometimes. But happier without that crap. Again, tell yourself, "This is what I want."

    Good luck.

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    You can do it!

    Best of luck to everyone who is trying to quit or has quit...
    It aint easy, but it can be done. 4 years now and counting

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    Good job, maybe we can all send you our brass to keep you busy.
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    Please don't give up I quit 2 yrs ago it is hard but worth it as of today I haven't smoked 16,327 cigs thats a lot of dough.

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    Best of luck man.
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    and a high school education to fix'em!

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    I quit smoking almost 11 years ago. One day I went to the doc for a real bad soar throat. The doc poked the camera down the throat and said my larynx or whatever it is called was heavily coated with tar. He said at the time, "you should quit smoking. That tar stain could turn into cancer down the road."

    That did it for me. Picked a date to quit: December 31, 1998. I have not smoked a cigarette since then. It's all about behavior modification. Additionally I used the Nicorette chewing gum. BIG HELP. Also I was surprised that I did not gain any weight. I also went to the gym, so that helped alot.

    In the final analysis, I made the best decision of my life.

    Good Luck and most of all STAY STRONG. Its all about will power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I finally decided to quit smoking, I threw them away at noon on Thursday.
    What did you that have quit do to change the behaviors associated with smoking? I bought the Industrial size Orbit gum pack, and a HUGE bag of Werther's.
    I have reloaded all of the brass I have, I think I'll go empty it at the range so I can reload it again
    All in the first 4 hours too I'm sure. I had to carry around an ink pen to hold in between my fingers. Quitting for me was not overly difficult, I had only been smoking for 10 years and my fiance was very sensitive to the smell so if I wanted to marry her and not have her nauseous all the time I needed to quit. Since I've been married 14 years and I have 5 kids, I think it worked.

    Good luck and hang in there, you can do it!
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    Well, I passed the 72 hour mark with no problems. I have to go to work tomorrow which will help.
    Thanks for all the support from all of you at DC, I really appreciate it!!!
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    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
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    love and thanks of man and woman."

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    Talking Great!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I finally decided to quit smoking, I threw them away at noon on Thursday.
    Congratulations! Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been "Off" since April 1, 2009. I still feel the fool!

    It does get easier!

    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    What did you that have quit do to change the behaviors associated with smoking? I bought the Industrial size Orbit gum pack, and a HUGE bag of Werther's.
    Careful about food! I've gained 25 pounds! YUK! I had to buy a new gun belt.........

    It does get easier!

    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I have reloaded all of the brass I have, I think I'll go empty it at the range so I can reload it again

    Keep reloading!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Congratulations Again! Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It does get easier!

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    I quit 16 years ago,and now own over 30 some guns,Start throwing the money you spent in a jar and about every 6 months go buy something really nice you been wanting,when you see the rewards from the money you will want more stuff
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    U can do it. U don't want your lungs to look like this ..
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    keep it up!

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    Congratulations Rex! Whenever you get the urge to smoke, lick a dirty ashtray. It will quickly go away. Hope the new job is going well!
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